I’m looking for feedback on my thought process and play.
I just sat down a few hands ago, so I don’t have much of a table image yet. If my opponents do remember me from previous play, then I will likely have a loose aggressive image, though I doubt the opponents in the hand have an image of me.
I have a strong hand so I completed my blind. I didn’t feel like this hand was strong enough to raise considering the other people limp their strong hands like AA or AK.
I think that BB’s min raise doesn’t mean much except he doesn’t have complete garbage. BB’s range should still be quite wide.
Bingo! I hold top two pair on a dry board. I didn’t bet since the board is dry, and my card strength is unlikely to change. I expect others to bet their aces at some point, and I will check-raise. I want them to improve their hands on the turn.
I didn’t check-raise the min bet as that would reveal my hand too early, and I wanted to see a turn.
The turn brings a flush draw and some straight draw combos. Exactly what I wanted to see. I don’t believe any of my opponents have 52 since BB would not have min raised preflop, and Button would have folded preflop. The only hands that beat me at this point is a set.
I checked expecting BB to bet if he has an ace. When BB pots the bet, I expected him to have a made hand instead of a draw. He probably has an ace or better. I estimated that his range is: A2+, 33, 44, TT, AA
When Button calls, I expect the him to have an ace or better or a draw. I don’t know his preflop limping range, I assume it’s uncapped and quite wide. I don’t think Button has a set on the flop since he would have raised. I guessed his range is roughly: 56s, maybe 43s, A2+, 33, or flush draw.
Now if one of them has an ace, it’s unlikely that the other has an ace and increases the odds that one of them has a set.
I choose to reraise due to the possibility of Button having a draw. I have seen BB limp complete garbage before, and I don’t expect him to be a strong player. I was hoping that he may call with just an ace. I don’t know if BB would have bet another street with an ace seeing two callers.
Do you think my hand was strong enough to reraise?
I think I should probably just jammed. My bet sizing was awkward and left a small amount left on the river. If Button did have a draw, he would have folded to a bet on the river if it missed.
I had a small amount left so I might as well put it all in.